How AI Ate The World, by Chris Stokel-Walker | Book Launch

Monday 13th May | 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

LIVE Lit & Phil Event | FREE

how ai ate the world

Book cover of How AI Ate the World, by Chris Stokel-Walker

Monday 13th May | 6pm

Book launch with Chris Stokel-Walker

Artificial intelligence will shake up our lives as thoroughly as the arrival of the internet. How AI Ate The World, which will be launched at the Lit & Phil, charts AI’s rise from its Cold War origins to its explosive growth in the 2020s, and is described by Ciaran Martin, former CEO of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre as “a wild, brilliant ride through centuries of thinking about and decades of developing machines that can learn. As a crash course in how we got to this current point of thrilling chaos, it will take some beating.”

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Tech journalist Chris Stokel-Walker (TikTok Boom and YouTubers) goes into the laboratories of the Silicon Valley innovators making rapid advances in ‘large language models’ of machine learning. He meets the insiders at Google and OpenAI who built Gemini and ChatGPT and reveals the extraordinary plans they have for them.

Book cover for How AI Ate the World | Image provided by promoter

Along the way, he explores AI’s dark side by talking to workers who have lost their jobs to bots and engages with futurologists worried that a man-made super-intelligence could threaten humankind.He answers critical questions about the AI revolution, such as what humanity might be jeopardising; the professions that will win and lose; and whether the existential threat technologists Elon Musk and Sam Altman are warning about is realistic – or a smokescreen to divert attention away from their growing power. How AI Ate the World is a ‘start here’ guide for anyone who wants to know more about the world we have just entered.

A LIVE Lit & Phil Event | FREE

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